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Katherine Perry


Katherine/Kathryn Perry’s Broadway career was relatively short, consisting of the 1917 & 1918 editions of the Ziegfeld Follies and the Midnight Frolic of 1920. Her photogenic dark looks attracted the movie talent scouts. She moved to Hollywood in 1920 and began a career that lasted until the coming of sound. She played in 22 features including titles such as "Womanpower" and "The First Year."

In 1921 she married to matinee idol Owen Moore, freshly divorced from Mary Pickford. Perry witnessed Moore's slide in the 1930s into unemployment, alcoholism, madness, and eventual suicide. Her final years proved pleasant as a resident of the Motion Picture Country Home in Woodland Hills, California. David S. Shields/ALS